Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, October 30, 2020

Lt. Xavier Fluhr's Remarkable Photo Collection

Lieutenant Xavier Paul Fluhr (1885–1956) was an officer with the French 38th Army Corps.  He was apparently a photographer himself, but his collection of war photographs also contain images seized from German prisoners.  Here are a dozen from his collection of over 400 photographs.

Kaiser Wilhelm II Decorating a Wounded Manfred von Richthofen

Fokker Eindecker E-3 Taking Off

Crash of German Rumpler Fighter

Bombs Falling on a Railyard

Tribute to French Pilot Joseph Vachon, KIA

Crown Prince Wilhelm Hosting the Tsar of Bulgaria

Crown Prince Wilhelm at His Headquarters for the Battle of Verdun

Damaged Reims Cathedral from the Air

French Lookout Killed at Post and Devoured by Rats

German Prisoners

Trenches at Berry-au-Bac, April 1916

Military Attachés at GQG de Compiègne

Source:  Hérault Department, France, Archives